Last day of summer

Summer is the time of year that is filled with those fleeting moments. Running in a rain shower, a whiff of a neighbors BBQ, a hug that is quick and sweaty, a firework in a friends backyard, a beautiful and bittersweet sunset. Memories can happen in a second. I try to absorb the sun, as if I’m trying to absorb those moments, make them linger, maybe the sunlight will make the memories brighter.  Burn those moments into my mind. Like a chalk drawing or a sand mandala, summer too is ephemeral and can not last. I will not be sad to say goodbye to summer because I understand that this is the nature of summer. All I can do is  savor this last day and soak up every drop that summer can offer.